The technology paradox: Is it a great equalizer for some, but digital divider for others?


Technology has made enormous strides over the past few decades, improving many people’s lives, and creating incredible economic, scientific, and medical breakthroughs. For some, it has been “the great equalizer”. But others are being left behind in a widening social and economic divide. How can we resolve this paradox in the future of work?

In this episode, we’ll examine this question with ILO Employment Policy Department Senior Economist Dorothea Schmidt-Klau and recall some of the key observations on the impact of technology and digitalization from our previous podcasts.


Dorothea Schmidt-Klau
ILO Employment Policy Department Senior Economist